Internal Medicine Residency

Training Hospitals

Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City (west view)

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Founded in 1882, Saint Luke’s Hospital is one of the region’s largest tertiary care hospitals. The hospital features 65 medical specialties, including the world-renowned Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, and Cancer Institute. With some of the nation’s leading specialists, the hospital offers patients access to the latest lifesaving treatments.

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (east view)
Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City (east view)

Other specialties provided include outpatient rehabilitation services, transplantation (heart, liver, kidney), high-risk maternity care with a Level IIIb NICU, Level I Trauma Center, kidney dialysis, and the Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer, which is unique to the region.

Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Luke’s Hospital is one of Kansas City’s leading research and academic medical institutions, serving as a primary teaching hospital for both UMKC and  Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences.

With some of the nation’s leading subspecialists, Saint Luke’s offers patients access to the latest lifesaving treatments. It has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and was one of the nation’s first hospitals to win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Residents will work with some of the best internists and subspecialists in the region, providing care to a group of patients with diverse and complex medical conditions.

Recognitions: Saint Luke's Hospital
  • 2020 Listing as Top 15 Health System by IMB WatsonHealth
  • 2018, 2019, & 2020 recognition among Becker’s Healthcare 100 Great Hospitals 
  • 2018 U.S. News & World Report: Annual lists of America’s Best Hospitals. In addition, three specialty programs—Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gynecology, Neurology and Neurosurgery—were nationally ranked in the top 50. The hospital also ranked as high-performing in six specialty areas: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology.
  • 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Five-Star Quality Rating
  • 2018 Healthcare Equality Index: Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality
  • 2018 American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence
  • 2018 Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™
  • 2017 Achieved Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification by The Joint Commission (one of 3 hospitals in the US)
  • 2017 Achieved Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification by The Joint Commission
  • 2016 Top 9 Healthcare Systems in the United States, Patient Communications Best Practices by Health Finance Management Association
  • 2014 Achieved Advanced Certification in Heart Failure by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association

Truman Medical Center/University Health

Truman Medical Center

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Truman Medical Center is an academic medical center providing quality healthcare to the Kansas City community and beyond, for those with the very best insurance and those with no insurance at all.

University Health
University Health

Truman Medical Center’s physicians, in affiliation with UMKC, teach the doctors of the future. With two acute care hospitals (one in the UMKC Health Sciences District just south of Downtown and a second location in Southeast Kansas City near Lee’s Summit), Kansas City’s largest behavioral health program, University Health – downtown’s only freestanding specialist and surgery center – and a Women’s and Primary Health location under construction, TMC provides care from birth through senior years.

Truman Medical Center  also has the only American College of Surgeons Verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Our trauma team sees it all and saves lives every day. Those who have a serious fall or are involved in a car accident say “Take me to Truman for Trauma” to get the best possible care.

Truman Medical Center is known for having the Brightest Minds and Biggest Hearts in Kansas City. It’s where academic experts and compassionate care come together.

Recognitions: Truman Medical Center/University Health
  • 2018 Health KC Certified Platinum for Workplace Wellness
  • Gold Seal Certification for Total Joint Replacement – Knees and Hips.
  • HIMSS Stage 7 designation for inpatient/outpatient EMR, placing TMC in the top 2 percent of hospitals nation-wide
  • 2011-2018 Hospitals and Health Networks ‘Most Wired’ award.